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Thursday, October 21, 2010

A New Mossad Controversy

Ha'aretz is reporting a new controversy involving Mossad. Chief Meir Dagan is in a dispute with the legal advisor of the agency, a woman identified only as H., over whether the legal advisor has a right to intervene on issues involving operational activities. The article is detailed and deserves a read, though there seems to be a lot left unsaid. (They refer to US blogger Richard Silverstein at one point in the article; I believe the post they mean is this one.

Israeli reporting on intelligence issues is better than it was 30 years ago, but it still leaves out far more than the reporter probably knows. Dagan's tenure and his successor (both who and how soon) are in play, so the issue is an important one. Read the links.


Anonymous said...

Richard Silverstein is an unreliable source!! You discredit yourself referencing a libeler as California courts so determined, See this ruling:


Michael Collins Dunn said...


If you read what I'll wrote, you'll see that Ha'aretz mentioned him. I just provided the link. My Lebanese posts sometimes link to Al-Manar, but I'm not a Hizbullahi either.